About Our Company
As a leader in the industry, HCS, USA Saddlery & Fittings has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that’s incomparable. We utilize this experience to provide both companies and individuals with quality and innovative products they can truly count on.
Our Fitters & Staff
We are the largest group of Society of Master Saddlers Registered and Qualified Saddle Fitters in North America with three Registered QSF’s and several trainees on staff to assist you with all your saddlery needs. Our qualifications mean that we have attended the SMS Intro to Saddle Fitting Course, undergone a minimum of five years apprenticeship with Master Saddlers and Qualified Saddle Fitters, and followed the non-brand biased training scheme governed under the Society of Master Saddlers in the United Kingdom. This training includes not only saddle fitting education but also saddle flocking, saddle construction, saddle making & repair courses. After completion of this training, at the recommendation of our individual mentors, and approval from the Society of Master Saddlers we are then allowed to set a final training course and assessing examination in the UK. This last examination is a week-long assessment of skills to obtain the brand of SMS, QSF. The exam its self is grueling and requires competency in saddle construction, conformation, tracing/template taking, evaluation and fit of dressage and an evaluation and fit of jump/gp saddles, all in written, oral, and practical from. Additionally, to retain our Qualified Saddle Fitters title we must undergo minimum continuing education every year. Our staff includes equine professionals from all backgrounds from professional riders, trainers, breeders, equine college professors, saddle & bridle makers, physio therapists, veterinary technician and riding instructors. We have whole horse background and can come at your saddlery needs from every angle to provide the best.
HCS,USA Saddlery proudly offer a full service and sales saddlery shop. Our services include;
Society of Master Saddlers Registered and Qualifed non-brand biased mobile & online saddle fittings
Bridle fittings and assessements
New saddle sales
Second hand saddle sales
Bitting fittings and evaluations
Bit bank (offering bits for trial)
Full array of saddlery repairs, adjustments, reflocking, stitching, and custom manufactoring
Our Promise to our Clients
The science of saddle fitting can be overwhelming, and ensuring that you and your horse are as comfortable as possible is our primary goal, we compete we understand. Whether you are after a saddle fitting for a current saddle, wish to purchase a second hand saddle, new saddle or order custom order from one of the nine brands we stock, we can help. As independent Registered Qualified Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitters, we stand behind the quality and integrity of our services, and are dedicated to finding you and your horse the perfect fit, regardless of brand.
We guarantee the quality and professionalism of our work for three to six months from the date of original purchase, fitting or reflocking/adjustment, provided there have been no major changes to the horse's lifestyle and conformation (this is easily assessed from the records provided to you during your initial fitting). Horses can change shape over their lifetimes for many reasons; as such your saddle should be constantly evaluated throughout their career. Additionally, regular maintenance of wool flocking is required as it is a natural fiber.
To get the most comfort for both horse and rider, a custom fit for your saddle is a must. If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment today don't hesitate to call or email us.
Call 717-294-6757 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Society of Masters Registered & Qualified Saddle Fitters
Over the years, HCS, USA Saddlery & Fittings has continuously evolved to best serve our clients’ needs. However, throughout it all, one thing has always remained the same - to hire only the brightest and most talented people to bring the heart and passion to our company. Take a few minutes to learn more about our team below.
An SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter will hold the Society's City & Guilds approved qualifications in saddle fitting. They will either be a member in their own right or be employed by one. An RQSF may or may not also be a qualified or Master Saddler. Those who do not hold saddlery qualifications will have access to a qualified saddler to undertake their major saddle alterations and re-flocking. They will also attend a mandatory refresher course every two years.